Party for the Planet at Pine Knoll Shores

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The North Carolina Aquarium at Pine Knoll Shores will be hosting a weekend-long celebration, Party for the Planet, which will correspond with Earth Day on Sunday.

This year’s theme will focus on our connection with the natural world and displays will be featured indoors and outdoors focusing on connections on your own backyard.

Aquarium educator Jeff Harms said, “Party for the Planet is a great way for kids and families to learn about the connections they have to animals and the environment. Kids can learn techniques to positively impact the world around them through their everyday activities.”

Harms said each year’s theme is chosen to give people the knowledge and skills to care for the earth now and sustain it for the future.

An outdoor bingo scavenger hunt will also be featured this year. Vistors will take a bingo card along the Theodore Roosevelt Nature Trail and search for natural items. While marking their card for each found item, particpants will learn about the plants and the animals found in the area.

Visitors can also participate in the Great Shark Egg Case Hunt, where they will find photos of egg cases around the aquarium and learn about sharks at the same time.